September 13, 2007

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Local Color
Of rocks and mountains in the local art world
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Falling rock: Massachusetts artist and designer Ron Magers has created a prototype “Profiler,” a device that will be part of a proposed memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain — may he rest in peace. The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund is trying to raise $4.8 million for a permanent memorial in Franconia Notch State Park. Work by sculptor Shelly Bradbury and designer Ron Magers of Essex, Mass., was chosen after a nationwide search. Magers’ concept is to point angled rods, cast with irregular bumps, toward the cliff so viewers can see the exact profile of the Old Man against the cliff. The central element of the memorial, five massive granite monoliths, will include the largest stone ever quarried in North America, at more than 130 tons. Magers was set to test Profiler Sept. 4. Groundbreaking for the proposed memorial is planned May 3, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the fall of the Old Man; see oldmanofthemountainlegacyfund.org.

• More mountain: On a smaller, closer hill, join the free guided hike at the Andres Institute of Art Sculpture Park in Brookline, Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. There are more than 50 sculptures created by artists from around the world at the former ski hill at 98 Route 13, 673-8441, andresinstitute.org.

• More sculpture: There’s more outdoor sculpture to see at the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden through Oct. 20. Pass by during the opening for the new gallery shows, Friday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. See paintings by the gallery artists, pottery by Glen MacInnis, “Wild Life Bronze Sculpture” by naturalist David Smus and “Katrina — and All That Jazz” mixed-media collages by Susan Rock at 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, 226-2046.

• Learn: Get your free bit of culture and attend a Currier Museum docent talk about “European and American Impressionism” Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Concord Library, 45 Green St. The Currier folks also bring you an installment of their free monthly Art Bites lunchtime lecture at Currier Downtown, 52 Hanover St. in Manchester, 668-0256, Thursday, Sept. 20, at 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and listen to “A Work of Art for Kindred Spirits: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House.”

• Free ride: The third of four Open Doors Trolley Tours of Manchester’s museums, studios and galleries happens Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. Catch the free trolley at Manchester City Hall, or walk around to visit the Manchester Artists Association Gallery, Art 3, East Colony Fine Art and other Langer Place studios, Currier Downtown, the Millyard Museum, the SEE Science Center, the Franco American Centre and Manchester Community Access Media. See majestictheatre.net/opendoors.php or call 669-7469 for details. As well as a reception for September feature artists Roxanne Labbe and Judy McLean, East Colony is holding a grand opening for their special theme show, “Inspired by.” The studio’s 27 members have each produced a piece inspired by their favorite Old Master artist. East Colony is in Langer Place, at 55 South Commercial St. in Manchester.



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06/29/2006 New ground
06/22/2006 MAA honors scholars an artists of the year
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05/25/2006 Scenes from the air
05/18/2006 Vanguardians sit down
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05/04/2006 Art helps kids at MAA show
04/27/2006 In-house artists on display
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04/06/2006 Meet Michael Toomey
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03/16/2006 Got Cow?
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Alison Williams
All together now
A forest through the trees
A light in the dark
An event for artists, by artists
Anne Dufresne
Armand Szainer: never forget
Art group picks artist of the year
Art In The Park
Art in the Park sees attendance dip
Arts In Education Conference
Art like Crayons for grown-ups
Art you can sit on (if you own it)
Better Living Through Artistry
Capturing history with a panaramic view
Ceramic Biennial
Currier Kicks Off 2005 With NHSS Show
Die fotografieren
Doug Mendoza: Body Artist
Enjoying the Open Doors Trolley Tour
East Colony Fine Art has gone jazz
Equal Arts Opportunities
Exploring purgatory and paradise
Expressions coming from within
Fighting cancer with creativity
Free food, free music and plenty of art
Harry Umen: New Work

Head of the class
Heating up the canvas
Inside the artist’s studio
It’s art, and it’s even practical!
James Aponovich

James Chase
Jan De Bray
Local Artist, Global Message
Lollipops and Hand Grenades
MAA Adds New Dimension To Gallery
MAA Gallery Mixes It Up
Making Book With Children
Manchester Art In 2004
Morgan's "Danse" Comes To Manch
Morin Avoid Typecasting
NHIA chalks it up to May 14
Open Doors Manchester Returns
Open Doors Trolley Tour, The Winter Version
Looking for a crowd? Just add art
McGowan Fine Art Turns 25
Nita Leger Casey
Patti Matthis
Saint Anselm Favorite Returns
Searching for the extraordinary
Small Town Art Hits The Big City
Spirit Of The Holidays Exhibit
Step into the Art Pad at Langer Place
Stride and ride
Tagging goes to wall, gets legit
The art and craft of Glendi
The art of signs to art and stuff
The Art Of The Qashquai

The Return Of The Art Trolley Tour
The Ubiquitous Ann Domingue
Two-continent painting exhibit opens
Using nature as a canvas
Waxwork
Women's Art Group Marks 10th Year
Wyeth Works Return To The Currier